For The Long Run

For The Long Run

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Exploring the why behind what keeps runners running long, strong, and motivated. The cover photo is my Why: finishing my first 50k, which was a last minute change of plans due to TNF50 cancellation, supported and surrounded by some of the best humans in the trail running world.


Amanda Basham: from marathons to mountains
Oct 11 • 51 min
This week’s guest is Amanda Basham. Amanda is a trail and ultra runner (and coach!), living in Boulder, CO. In this episode, we talked about: -living in Boulder -her love for Western States -how she trains and races 100’s -running in the 2013 Boston…
Noah Droddy: A Really Fast Blue-Collar Runner
Oct 4 • 56 min
Noah is a professional runner living in Boulder, Colorado, currently training for the Chicago Marathon this fall. In this episode we talked about: -Noah’s training over the last few years -why he took the leap -living in Boulder -balance, or lack thereof,…
Kara Goucher: An Olympian Tackling New Adventures
Sep 27 • 65 min
This week’s guest is Kara Goucher. Kara is an Olympian, a mom, wife, and fighter for clean sport. She’s also a new trail runner! In this episode, we talked about: -her adventures in trail running -what it’s like trying something totally new -what it was…
Reed Fischer: Tinman Elite and Marvel Comics
Sep 13 • 47 min
This week’s guest is Reed Fischer. Reed runs for Tinman Elite in Boulder, CO. In this episode, we talked about: -how Tinman got started -how they approach training and connecting with fans -sponsorship -a few lighter/entertaining questions submitted from…
Hayden Hawks: Running on Faith
Sep 6 • 49 min
This week’s episode is with Hayden Hawks. Hayden is a professional trail runner, husband, father, and coach. In this episode, we talked about: -what gets him really excited in life and sport -Western States training camp -UTMB -the strength and power of a…
Brad Lindeberg: Running on Dad Jokes
Aug 30 • 55 min
This week’s guest is Brad Lindeberg, or as I like to call him, Dad Joke Brad. Brad is a hard working amateur runner, and in this episode we talked about: -Dad Jokes -what got Brad into running -what keeps Brad running -balance -some of the challenges he’s…
Shalaya Kipp: Running on Science 🤓
Aug 23 • 45 min
This week’s episode is with Shalaya Kipp. Shalaya is a runner, scientist, PhD student, and Olympian. In this week’s episode, we went deep down the running nerd rabbit hole. We talked about: -the Nike 4% project -blood biomarkers and athletic performance…
Reid Buchanan: sharing the road towards excellence
Aug 16 • 47 min
This week’s episode is with pro runner Reid Buchanan. Reid runs for On, and lives in Mammoth Lakes, California. He’s one of my favorite athletes to follow because of his no-BS approach to training, social media, and life. In this episode, we talked about:…
Dorothy Beal: Marathons and Mileposts
Aug 9 • 50 min
This week’s episode is with Dorothy Beal, founder of @mileposts and #irunthisbody. In this episode, we talked about: -listening to your body… and what that really means -why Dorothy loves racing marathons -why Dorothy loves racing MULTIPLE marathons in…
Cat Bradley: from DFL to winning Western States
Aug 2 • 52 min
This week’s guest is Cat Bradley. Cat’s a pro trail runner for Salomon living in Colorado. In this episode, we talked about: -her love for 100 milers -what she’s scared of -how she practices gratitude and appreciation on the run -SWAP Run Coaching -what…
Neely Spence Gracey: life on the run in Colorado
Jul 26 • 54 min
This week’s guest is Neely Spence Gracey. Neely is a professional marathoner for Adidas, and we covered a wide variety of topics in this episode including: -balance -mental training and coming back from a hard race -her entry into the running world -Top…
Paddy O’Leary: running meets science meets community
Jul 19 • 44 min
This week’s episode is with Paddy O’Leary. Paddy is an ultra runner from Ireland, living in San Francisco. In this episode, we talked about: -Getting into running -His experience leading and participating in November Project -Why he loves racing short…
Mike Wardian: truly loving the process
Jul 12 • 54 min
In this week’s episode, Mike Wardian talks all about: -what it’s like to race every weekend -some of the amazing adventures he’s been on -what balance means to him -what scares him -what keeps him motivated -why he pushes his body to such limits You can…
Anna Mae Flynn: Making hard decisions and focusing on longevity in sport
Jul 5 • 48 min
Anna Mae Flynn and I sat down in Tahoe the week of Western States to talk about her DNS and what she and others can and should learn from it. In this episode we covered: -Longevity vs chasing short term goals -Connection and community in the trail world…
The Mocko Show X For The Long Run
Jun 27 • 48 min
This week’s guest is Chris Mocko. Chris is a trail runner, ultra marathoner, and long distance specialist who is currently training for the Western States 100 Miler at the end of June. We talked about what excites him about the hundred mile distance, as…
Matt Daniels: From Sub-4 Miler to Western States 100
Jun 21 • 41 min
This week’s guest is Matt Daniels. Matt is a trail and ultra runner, as well as a coach. Matt has run a sub 4 minute mile, and this summer he’s taking on the hundred mile distance for the first time, after coming from a track and short distance…
Corrine Malcolm: Science Meets Ultrarunning
Jun 14 • 42 min
This week’s guest is Corrine Malcolm. Corrine is an ultra runner, coach, writer and scientist with a degree in Health and Human Performance, living in San Francisco, California. We sat down to chat about all things ultra running and science, and this one…
Kyle Robidoux: the first visually impaired runner racing Western States
Jun 7 • 44 min
This week’s guest is Kyle Robidoux. Kyle is an avid skier, runner, local beer enthusiast, and non-profit manager who has worked tirelessly to ensure that he is not defined by the boundaries that others place on him and his vision. Later this month, Kyle…
Sally McRae: Community and Connection
May 31 • 50 min
This week’s guest is Sally McRae. Sally is a pro trail runner, mother, wife, coach, speaker and world traveler. Sally uses her platform as a pro athlete to connect with people all across the world, often through sport. We sat down in Woodstock Vermont at…
Teri of A Foodie Stays Fit
May 24 • 45 min
This week’s guest is Teri of a Foodie Stays Fit, which is her blog all about food and fitness. Teri was born and raised in Utah and now lives in North Carolina. She’s run a handful of marathons, and we spoke on Wednesday after the Boston Marathon, so…
David Roche and I talk training, life, puppies and capturing unicorns
May 18 • 66 min
I sat down with my coach to talk about our progress over the last year and what led into the Providence Marathon breakthrough, a race that we decided on only about 8 weeks out. We covered the idea that without struggle, successes aren’t as meaningful, and…
Tim Ritchie: A Little Real Talk
May 17 • 38 min
Tim and I spoke before the Boston Marathon, a race that he grew up watching as an athlete and coach at Boston College, which is right after Heartbreak Hill. In the interview which took place on the Friday before the marathon, Tim shared that he hadn’t run…
Tyler Andrews: Setting Big, Public Goals
May 10 • 46 min
Tyler Andrews is a pro ultra runner who just raced in Hoka One One’s Project Carbon X 100k world record attempt. Tyler and I talked about setting challenging and very public goals, and why he loves continuing to do. Tyler and I dug into what it means to…
Talking Injury Prevention and Recovery with Stephanie Violett
May 7 • 28 min
Bonus episode! We’re talking about injury prevention and recovery, when to rest and when to keep training, and how to continue to be your own best advocate when it comes to the medical system!
Stephanie Howe Violett: PhD, coach, ultra champion
May 3 • 45 min
Stephanie and I sat down while she was in Boston for the marathon, just after we shared a run around the Charles River. Stephanie grew up in Minnesota, and raced Nordic Skiing and Cross Country at Northern Michigan University. She fell in love with…
Andie Cozzarelli: Community
Apr 26 • 44 min
Andie Cozzarelli is a pro runner for Oiselle, Generation UCAN, Jasyoga, Big Spoon Roasters, InsideTracker, and the newly formed Raleigh Distance Project, that she helped to create. In addition to running, Andie is a former engineer turned real estate…
Peter Bromka: Keep On Dreaming Even If It Breaks Your ♥️
Apr 19 • 48 min
Peter Bromka is a marathoner with Bowerman Track Club Elite, a father and husband, as well as a writer and consultant living in Portland, Oregon. Peter has roots in the Boston area, attending Tufts University for undergrad, and is on a passionate journey…
Amanda Brooks: Run to the Finish
Apr 12 • 37 min
Amanda Brooks is a runner, avid traveler, coach, journalist, and much more. Amanda lives in Colorado, and has been blogging about running for nearly a decade. We talked about the progression of social media and what she’s seen change over the years, her…
Emily Saul: Community to the Core
Apr 5 • 41 min
Emily Saul is a mover, shaker, and hugger. As co-leader of November Project Boston and a sport psychology coach, she’s all about the power of community and just showing up, for yourself, and for each other. In the podcast, we talked about sport psychology…
Devon Yanko: Health Comes First
Mar 29 • 60 min
Devon Yanko lives in California where she enjoys both trail and road running. Devon co owns a bakery called MH Bread and Butter. We talked about what keeps Devon excited about the running community, the Donner Party 50k that she helped support,…
Seth Waltz: Common Athlete
Mar 22 • 57 min
Seth Waltz is a runner living in Boston with a running squad about as big as his goals. Seth, or “Common Athlete” not only knows everyone in the Boston running community, but runs with just about all of them on a weekly basis. We talked training,…
Adrienne Langelier: the Psychology of Sport
Mar 15 • 64 min
Adrienne Langelier is a sport psychology consultant and we dove into the mental side of training. We talked about how to crush anything from a 5k to a marathon and beyond, and more about the value of being able to accept that a race is going to (and…
Magda Boulet: Running Down a Dream
Mar 8 • 45 min
Magda Boulet is the VP of Innovation at GU Energy Labs and runs for Hoka. She has many podiums and race wins to her name, including the prestigious Western States 100, and she’s also a US Olympian in the marathon. In today’s episode we talked about how…
Sarah Duffy: On Keeping the Fire Lit
Mar 1 • 34 min
“Sometimes you have to listen that there’s no fire within.” I sat down to chat with Sarah while she was in Boston to get some practice on the course on a mid January weekend. We shared the magic of the Newton Hills, full of runners and volunteers handing…
Allie Kieffer: Body Positivity and Staying Authentic
Feb 22 • 51 min
Allie Kieffer is a professional runner for Oiselle and Asics, We talked about how she got into the sport, how she briefly got out of it and then back in again. Allie shared her passion for body positivity, and we talked about trends in social media and…
A chat with HOKA NAZ Elite’s Coach Ben Rosario
Feb 15 • 46 min
I sat down with Ben Rosario, head coach of the HOKA Northern Arizona Elite team to talk about his background in running, and how he brings out the best in his athletes. We covered the benefit of a process oriented approach versus being goal/time oriented,…